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MAA e-Bulletin Summer 2014 No.1 Every Building has an Architect. University College of the North – Thompson Campus | Architecture49.

Every Building has an Architect. University College of the North – Thompson Campus | Architecture49.

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RAIC 2015 College of Fellows Nominations

Deadline: October 31, 2014.

For those wishing to nominate a member of the RAIC for Fellowship in 2015 please note that the deadline for receipt of nominations at the RAIC is October 31, 2014. The guidelines for the nomination process are on the RAIC website. The documentation is to be submitted correctly to the Manitoba National Committee Regional Chair for review at least two weeks before the October deadline and he will forward it on to the College of Fellows for consideration.

The Manitoba Regional Chair is Ted LeBlond FRAIC, MAA (Retired) and can be reached at If further detail or clarification is needed please contact the College of Fellows at (613) 241-3600 Ext.214, fax (613) 241-5750, or e-mail

2014 Access Awards

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Celebrating accessibility… Again this year, the City of Winnipeg’s Access Advisory Committee received a number of excellent nominations that incorporate universal design principles and address accessibility issues as a key component of their recently completed projects. The committee has concluded all of the site tours and evaluations and is pleased to announce this year’s nominees.

Award recipients will be announced at our gala awards evening to be held Wednesday, September 10th, 2014, at the Met Entertainment Centre. The event includes dinner, wine and entertainment. There will also be the presentation of the 2014 Award of Excellence in Accessible Design and the Leadership Award for the Advancement of Accessible Environmental Design.

Gala tickets are now available! For more information on individual tickets, or table purchase contact: Chris Sobkowicz Coordinator, Access Advisory

Phone: (204) 986-8345
TTY: (204) 986-1311

2014 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards

The deadline for submitting an application or nomination is 12:00 noon, Friday, September 26, 2014.

Nominate someone you know or apply yourself!

The Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards recognize and honour people, projects and ideas that successfully turn the principles and guidelines of sustainable development into lasting achievements. Sustainable development is an approach to daily decision-making that integrates probable consequences to our environment, our economy and the health and well-being of all Manitobans. It's a way of making decisions that balances the needs of today without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

For application/nomination instructions and forms, please visit:

"NEXT BIG ONE" - Ideas Competition

Submissions are due at 11:59PM PDT on September 30, 2014

"NEXT BIG ONE" - an international open ideas competition organized by the Architecture for Humanity Vancouver Chapter - raises awareness on the high-magnitude earthquake and tsunami events that plague cities around the world. The competition calls upon the design community to offer fresh perspectives and innovative ideas in designing for disasters.

The challenge of this single-stage open-ideas competition is to propose an innovative design solution that can mitigate natural disasters while simultaneously providing permanence for the community. The proposal must satisfy the following criteria:

1) Exemplify INNOVATION in disaster design,
2) Promote COMMUNITY RESILIENCY before and after disasters,
3) Meet the MULTI-HAZARD PARAMETERS for the worst-case scenario.

Entrants may register as teams of Design Professionals or Emerging Designers (Students). Registration closes at 11:59PM PDT on August 31, 2014. Submissions are due at 11:59PM PDT on September 30, 2014. Winners will be announced on October 31, 2014.

Entry information, along with all competition details, can be found at

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